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Additional publicity of information supporting the Earls Barton Neighbourhood Plan

Published Thursday, 18 June 2015

People are being invited to have their say on two consultations about the proposed neighbourhood plan for Earls Barton.

The plan, which is prepared for and by residents, aims to make sure that growth in the village is influenced by the people that live and work there. It sets out a framework for the future of Earls Barton, including new housing, local employment, transport, leisure, health and education facilities, and the protection of historically important buildings.

It has to go through an examination process by an independent inspector and a community referendum before it comes into force.

An independent examiner held a hearing about the plan back in April. He wanted more consultation about housing numbers, and also asked for a formal determination on the need for an assessment of the environmental effects of the plan.

The process can’t progress until these consultations have taken place.

Residents have until Friday 24 July to comment on the formal determination of the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment and until Tuesday 30 June to comment on the implications of the Pre-Submission North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031.

More information and details about how to take part in the consultations are available at http://www.wellingborough.gov.uk/earlsbartonneighbourhoodplan